Published at Tuesday, 04 September 2018. bathroom. By Angelina Swanhild.
Bathroom Layout Tip 3: Provide sufficient space. When you consider the heavy demands of a small bathroom, it might be tempting to try to squeeze more than what`s wise into the hard-working space. But more features in less space doesn`t actually translate into a better bathroom layout. In fact, the opposite is true. For example, toilets need 30” of space. The smallest shower size allowed is 30”x30”. The center of a sink should be 20” away from the wall. Generally speaking, double sinks do best with 36” between them. If you simply don't have the space, realistically, for all the things, it's time to reevaluate the functionality and eliminate the components you don't absolutely need.
Although double sink bathroom setups often look symmetrical, that’s not always the case. The two washbasins on this vanity, for example, occupy the left side of the unit while the rest of the counter remains open. Each sink has an oval mirror and a hanging pendant lamp above it so there is a bit of symmetry here after all. A single large mirror can be shared and can serve as an element that unifies the bathroom. The double sink vanity has the opposite effect, dividing the bathroom and sharing it between two matching sides. If you like the idea, learn how to install a bathroom mirror and you can reinvent your bathroom in no time. There are two main ways in which you can plan a bathroom for two. You can either combine two sinks into a single vanity with a long, shared counter or you can opt for two smaller but separate vanities, each with its own sink, counter and mirror.
Ideally, if you have two separate vanities in the bathroom, each should offer some sort of storage for basics such toothpaste, a soap dispenser, a hand towel, etc. Usually these would go in the cabinet under the sink but this design is a bit different. We should also mention that double sink vanities come with a few disadvantages as well, the biggest one being related to space. A bathroom like this one, for example, is quite large, bigger than most standard bathrooms so not everyone can enjoy its benefits Another concern could be the reduced counter space. The second sink takes up considerable space on the counter so you might not want to give that up. Of course, it all works out if there’s plenty of space to go around, like in this case. The bathroom backsplash is a great focal point here.
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